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by mike
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: "One True Church and related topics."
Replies: 78
Views: 1265

Re: "One True Church and related topics."

Soloist wrote:I'd say they by in large are anti-Mennonite doctrine, but not anti-Mennonite. Hopefully that difference makes sense.


I'm curious what that means.
by mike
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theology
Topic: Philosophical and Spiritual Happenings of the 1800's
Replies: 32
Views: 530

Re: Philosophical and Spiritual Happenings of the 1800's

The rise, growth, and persistence of the LDS has been phenomenal, but unfortunately for Mormonism, the rise of apologetics in the last couple decades coupled with several demonstrably false and/or contradictory claims from their various scriptures and authorities (literary and oral), have had a dis...
by mike
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theology
Topic: Philosophical and Spiritual Happenings of the 1800's
Replies: 32
Views: 530

Re: Philosophical and Spiritual Happenings of the 1800's

the modern LDS empire itself is quite something. LDS has actually climaxed and is now declining, though they don't blurt that out. Overall, only an average of 33% of self-proclaimed members attend services. In some areas of the world, like South America, only about 10% show up for the sacraments! T...
by mike
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theology
Topic: Philosophical and Spiritual Happenings of the 1800's
Replies: 32
Views: 530

Re: Philosophical and Spiritual Happenings of the 1800's

Mormonism. I'll refer to them as LDS in this thread, as it reflects the movement from which they came. Or if I really want to add some length to a post, I may call them The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. *faints* Incredible story. I read a lot of books on the LDS a few years ago when ...
by mike
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: "One True Church and related topics."
Replies: 78
Views: 1265

Re: Seekers Gathering 2018?

Perhaps it would be good for people who aren't Holdeman to worry a lot less about what Holdemans are doing and what their doctrines are, and instead focus on their own congregations. I personally feel exhausted and discouraged at being asked to represent an entire church of 25,000 people and to tak...
by mike
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: "One True Church and related topics."
Replies: 78
Views: 1265

Re: Seekers Gathering 2018?

The position of everyone in the church I have met or talked to is that anyone who is expelled from the church is not right with God, and that we should not expel anyone who is right with God. The problem is not joining another church - the problem is leaving the church. What about a person who volu...
by mike
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: "One True Church and related topics."
Replies: 78
Views: 1265

Re: Seekers Gathering 2018?

I don't understand why you say this. None of those groups other than Holdemans are disqualified from the gathering, and even those are welcome if they are "seriously open to questioning [the one true church] belief." I really hope you can come. But I guess that's depends on whether you ar...
by mike
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: "One True Church and related topics."
Replies: 78
Views: 1265

Re: Seekers Gathering 2018?

I sense here that attendees are required to already have a specific belief system or else are not welcome to attend. I don’t have a quarrel with this, but it does seem odd, particularly if that belief system isn’t well spelled out. I would have thought my own beliefs are well aligned with Ernie’s, ...
by mike
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: "One True Church and related topics."
Replies: 78
Views: 1265

Re: Seekers Gathering 2018?

ICOC and COC are very different... Josh, was you experience more CoC of ICoC? AIC 2017 was CoC background people KFW 16 and 17 were Boston people. I’m guessing that’s more ICoC background people. I suppose I should be glad they are allowed to come and try to get everyone else to question their salv...

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